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running stitch

noun
1.
a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches.
Origin of running stitch
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • On this bag the torn edges have been turned in and seamed with a running stitch.

    Chincha Plain-weave cloths Lila M. O'Neale
  • The object of this model is to give the pupils practice in the running stitch.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • Quilt the holder in a simple pattern with the running stitch.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • With the running stitch sew one-eighth of an inch from the edge.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • Another of the bags has a draw string formed by a 9-ply cord drawn through the top end with a running stitch.

    Chincha Plain-weave cloths Lila M. O'Neale
  • Darning is usually done with a running stitch, with or without a piece of net or cloth underset.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • The running stitch used in quilting should be as small and even as it is possible for the quilter to make.

    Quilts

    Marie D. Webster
  • The running stitch used for narrow seams is the first stitch a beginner learns.

    Quilts

    Marie D. Webster
  • Place the knot on the wrong side and follow the lines of the design with the running stitch.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • Hold the cloth, as in the running stitch, with the right side toward you, using the wrist motion.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
British Dictionary definitions for running stitch

running stitch

noun
1.
a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering Sometimes called gathering stitch
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